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The Board of Supervisors meets in required session on the second secular day of January, as required by law. The Board meets in scheduled session at 9:00 AM on the first and third Tuesdays of each month in the Supervisors Chambers of the Shelby County Courthouse to consider all matters brought before them by committees and for the transaction of such business as is necessary. 

The Board approves claims against the County on the third Tuesday of each month. All claims must be filed with the County Auditor prior to the Wednesday before the third Tuesday of each month to permit their auditing before presentation to the Board for approval. All claims must be accompanied by an itemized billing. 

The Board of Supervisors is always looking for citizens who are interested in serving on various Boards and Commissions. If you are interested, contact Mark Maxwell, Shelby County Auditor, at mmaxwell@shco.org and he will submit your name to the Board for consideration. 

The County Auditor is the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors. To be placed on the Board’s weekly agenda, contact Mark Maxwell, Shelby County Auditor, at 712.755.3831, FAX 712.755.3200, or email: mmaxwell@shco.org.

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Steve Kenkel

2040 Ironwood Rd.

Earling, IA 51530


Vice Chairman 

Charles Parkhurst 

501 10th St.

Harlan, IA 51537



Darin Haake 

945 Redbud Rd.

Harlan, IA 51537 


Supervisors's office staff includes:

Darin Haake - Member

Steve Kenkel - Chairperson

Charles Parkhurst - Vice Chairperson

Mark Maxwell - Auditor & Clerk to the Board of Supervisors

Last updated on Sep 28th, 2021.

Contact Information

  • Supervisor’s Chambers
  • 612 Court Street
  • Harlan, Iowa  51537
  • Phone: 712.755.3733
  • Fax: 712.755.3200

Shelby County Courthouse
612 Court Street
Harlan, Iowa 51537